This is a collection of CRS Reports on workplace issues, which have been produced as unbiased responses to Congressional Requests at the Library of Congress.

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Manuscripts from 2012

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Nanotechnology: A Policy Primer, John F. Sargent Jr

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The Obama Administration’s Proposal to Establish a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, John F. Sargent Jr.

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Industrial Competitiveness and Technological Advancement: Debate Over Government Policy, Wendy H. Schacht

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U.S. Farm Income, Randy Schnepf

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The National Labor Relations Act: Background and Selected Topics, Jon O. Shimabukuro

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Whistleblower Protections Under Federal Law: An Overview, Jon O. Shimabukuro and L. Paige Whitaker

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Immigration-Related Detention: Current Legislative Issues, Alison Siskin

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Trafficking in Persons: U.S. Policy and Issues for Congress, Alison Siskin and Liana Sun Wyler

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Same-Sex Marriages: Legal Issues, Alison M. Smith

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Requiring Individuals to Obtain Health Insurance: A Constitutional Analysis, jennifer Staman, Cynthia Brougher, Edward C. Liu, Erika K. Lunder, and Kenneth R. Thomas

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Trafficking in Persons: International Dimensions and Foreign Policy Issues for Congress, Liana Sun Wyler

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The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA): Workers’ Compensation for Federal Employees, Scott Szymendera

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Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC): A Fact Sheet, John J. Topoleski

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Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline: Legal Issues, Adam Vann, Kristina Alexander, Vanessa K. Burrows, and Kenneth R. Thomas

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Noncitizen Eligibility for Federal Public Assistance: Policy Overview and Trends, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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Unauthorized Aliens’ Access to Federal Benefits: Policy and Issues, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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Permanent Legal Immigration to the United States: Policy Overview, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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Permanent Legal Immigration to the United States: Policy Overview, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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Unauthorized Aliens Residing in the United States: Estimates Since 1986, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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TARP Assistance for Chrysler: Restructuring and Repayment Issues, Baird Webel and Bill Canis

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), Julie M. Whittaker

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Taxation of Unemployment Benefits, Julie M. Whittaker

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The Unemployment Trust Fund (UTF): State Insolvency and Federal Loans to States, Julie M. Whittaker

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Unemployment Compensation (UC): Eligibility for Students Under State and Federal Laws, Julie M. Whittaker and Alan Eder

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Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Countries: Comparative Trade and Economic Analysis, Brock R. Williams

Manuscripts from 2011

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International Violence Against Women: U.S. Response and Policy Issues, Luisa Blanchfield, Rhoda Margesson, Tiaji Salaam-Blyther, Nina M. Serafino, and Liana Sun Wyler

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Proposed U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement: Labor Issues, Mary Jane Bolle

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Proposed U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement and Potential Employment Effects: Analysis of Studies, Mary Jane Bolle and James K. Jackson

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Funding Gaps and Government Shutdowns: CRS Experts, Clinton T. Brass

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Religion and the Workplace: Legal Analysis of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as It Applies to Religion and Religious Organizations, Cynthia Brougher

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Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 111th Congress, Andorra Bruno, Karma Ester, Margaret Mikyung Lee, Alison Siskin, and Ruth Ellen Wasem

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China and the United States—A Comparison of Green Energy Programs and Policies, Richard J. Campbell

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Trade in Services: The Doha Development Agenda Negotiations and U.S. Goals, William H. Cooper

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The Proposed U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA): Provisions and Implications, William H. Cooper, Mark E. Manyin, Remy Jurenas, and Michaela D. Platzer

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Economic Recovery: Sustaining U.S. Economic Growth in a Post-Crisis Economy, Craig K. Elwell

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The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant: A Primer on TANF Financing and Federal Requirements, Gene Falk

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United States-Canada Trade and Economic Relationship: Prospects and Challenges, Ian F. Fergusson

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Welfare, Work, and Poverty Status of Female-Headed Families with Children: 1987-2009, Thomas Gabe

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Antipoverty Effects of Unemployment Insurance, Thomas Gabe and Julie M. Whitaker

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Economic Development Assistance for Communities Affected by Employment Changes Due to Military Base Closures (BRAC), Oscar R. Gonzales

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Dispute Settlement in the Proposed U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA), Jeanne J. Grimmett

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World Trade Organization (WTO) Decisions and Their Effect in U.S. Law, Jeanne J. Grimmett

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WTO Dispute Settlement: Status of U.S. Compliance in Pending Cases, Jeanne J. Grimmett

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The Proposed U.S.-Panama Free Trade Agreement, J. F. Hornbeck

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Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Its Role in U.S. Trade Policy, J. F. Hornbeck and Laine Elise Rover

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An Analysis of the “Buffett Rule”, Thomas L. Hungerford

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Changes in the Distribution of Income Among Tax Filers Between 1996 and 2006: The Role of Labor Income, Capital Income, and Tax Policy, Thomas L. Hungerford

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Finance and the Economy: Occupy Wall Street in Historical Perspective, Mark Jickling and Sean M. Hoskins

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India: Domestic Issues, Strategic Dynamics, and U.S. Relations, K. Alan Kronstadt, Paul K. Kerr, Michael F. Martin, and Bruce Vaughn

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Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response: The SAFER Grant Program, Lennard G. Kruger

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Job Creation in the Manufacturing Revival, Marc Levinson

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State and Local Government Debt: An Analysis, Steven Maguire

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State and Local Government Debt: An Analysis, Steven Maquire

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Conflicts of Interest in Derivatives Clearing, Rena S. Miller

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China-U.S. Trade Issues, Wayne M. Morrison

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Past Government Shutdowns: Key Resources, Jared Conrad Nagel and Justin Murray

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U.S. International Trade: Trends and Forecasts, Dick K. Nanto and J. Michael Donnelly

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Private Health Insurance Premiums and Rate Reviews, Mark Newsom and Bernadette Fernandez

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Congressional Lawmaking: A Perspective On Secrecy and Transparency, Walter J. Oleszek

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Keystone XL Pipeline Project: Key Issues, Paul W. Parfomak, Neelesh Nerurkar, Linda Luther, and Adam Vann

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U.S. Wind Turbine Manufacturing: Federal Support for an Emerging Industry, Michaela D. Platzer

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Trafficking in Persons in Latin America and the Caribbean, Clare Ribando Seelke

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Nanotechnology and Environmental, Health, and Safety: Issues for Consideration, John F. Sargent Jr.

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Nanotechnology: A Policy Primer, John F. Sargent Jr.

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Collective Bargaining and Employees in the Public Sector, Jon O. Shimabukuro

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The Employee Free Choice Act, Jon O. Shimabukuro

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The Changing Demographic Profile of the United States, Laura B. Shrestha and Elayne J. Heisler

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The National Directory of New Hires, Carmen Solomon-Fears

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Privacy Protections for Personal Information Online, Gina Stevens

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401(k) Plans and Retirement Savings: Issues for Congress, John J. Topoleski

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Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery Issues, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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Overview of Immigration Issues in the 112th Congress, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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Unauthorized Aliens Residing in the United States: Estimates Since 1986, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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Unemployment Compensation (Insurance) and Military Service, Julie M. Whitaker

Manuscripts from 2010

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Trade Primer: Qs and As on Trade Concepts, Performance, and Policy, Raymond J. Ahearn

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World Trade Organization (WTO): Issues in the Debate on Continued U.S. Participation, Raymond J. Ahearn and Ian F. Fergusson

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The Law of Church and State: Public Aid to Sectarian Schools, Cynthia Brougher

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Immigration-Related Worksite Enforcement: Performance Measures, Andorra Bruno

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Unauthorized Aliens in the United States, Andorra Bruno

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Unauthorized Alien Students: Issues and "DREAM Act" Legislation, Andorra Bruno

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The U.S. Motor Vehicle Industry: Confronting a New Dynamic in the Global Economy, Bill Canis and Brent D. Yacobucci

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The EU-South Korea Free Trade Agreement and Its Implications for the United States, William H. Cooper, Remy Jurenas, Michaela D. Platzer, and Mark E. Manyin

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Deflation: Economic Significance, Current Risk, and Policy Responses, Craig K. Elwell

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The TANF Emergency Contingency Fund, Gene Falk

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Unauthorized Alien Students, Higher Education, and In-State Tuition Rates: A Legal Analysis, Jody Feder

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Pay Equity Legislation, Jody Feder and Linda Levine

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, Ian F. Fergusson and Bruce Vaughn

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Southwest Border Violence: Issues in Identifying and Measuring Spillover Violence, Kristin M. Finklea, Jennifer E. Lake, Celinda Franco, Chad C. Haddal, William J. Krouse, and Mark A. Randol

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North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation: The Future of Commercial Trucking Across the Mexican Border, John Frittelli

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Poverty in the United States: 2009, Thomas Gabe

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Authority of State and Local Police to Enforce Federal Immigration Law, Michael J. Garcia and Kate M. Manuel

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Federal Employee Benefits and Same-Sex Partnerships, Wendy R. Ginsberg

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Dispute Settlement in the World Trade Organization (WTO): An Overview, Jeanne J. Grimmett

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Dispute Settlement Under the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement: An Overview, Jeanne J. Grimmett

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Immigration-Related Detention: Current Legislative Issues, Chad C. Haddal and Alison Siskin

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Inherently Governmental Functions and Other Work Reserved for Performance by Federal Government Employees: The Obama Administration’s Proposed Policy Letter, L. Elaine Halchin, Kate M. Manuel, Shawn Reese, and Moshe Schwartz

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The Proposed U.S.-Panama Free Trade Agreement, J. F. Hornbeck

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The Bush Tax Cuts and the Economy, Thomas L. Hungerford

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Business Investment and Employment Tax Incentives to Stimulate the Economy, Thomas L. Hungerford and Jane G. Gravelle